Men's

Football Soccer Beijing Olympics

Countries: China, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, USA, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand.

Venues: Beijing National Stadium, Workers’ Stadium, Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Shanghai Stadium, Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium

Argentina defeats Nigeria 1-0 to win Olympic gold in men’s football

Angel di Maria of Argentina scored the only goal against Nigeria, earning them the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Argentina also won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens games.

Brazil beat Belgium yesterday to win the bronze medal.

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Brazil defeated Belgium 3-0 to claim the bronze medal in the men’s football.
Diego scored one goal and Jo scored the other two.

Pele who is in Beijing helping with Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, said Argentina were better prepared than Brazil in the men’s football.
“I think Argentina were better prepared than Brazil,” said Pele. “Once again, Brazil couldn’t win the gold medal.”
“It’s not good for us but this is what happens in football, [...]

In the much anticipated football clash between Argentina and Brazil, Argentina won 3-0 to advance to the final against Nigeria.
Lionel Messi scored and two goals came from Sergio Aguero.
A crowd of 52,968 fans packed the Worker’s Stadium including Diego Maradona.
Nigeria thrashed Belgium 4-1 in Shanghai.

Argentina play Brazil tonight in the semi-final of the men’s football. The match starts at 9:00 p.m and will be played at the Worker’s Stadium in Beijing.
Belgium and Nigeria will play in Shanghai in the other semi-final.
The Argentina - Brazil match is being billed as the Ronaldinho-Lionel Messi clash.
“It’s a match between [...]

Nigeria is one step closer to the quarter finals after defeating Japan 2-1, in Tianjin.
Victor Obinna scored one goal for Nigeria and Victor Anichebe scored the second. Yohei Toyoda scored Japan’s goal in the 79th minute.
“Of course there were mistakes, but overall I’m happy with my team,” Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said. “We just [...]

Argentina had a win over Australia and they now move on to the quarter finals. Ezequiel Lavezzi was the only goal scorer of the game.
Lionel Messi had missed three chances, Lavezzi scored in the 78th minute of the game.
“We have three goals from two games, that might not sound enough but you can score 10 [...]